Oklahoma

  • Where: Sulphur
    When: September 6-8, 2012

    Attending Filmmakers
    Rachel Perkins Asif Kapadia
    BRAN NUE DAE SENNA

    FILM FORWARD will travel to Sulphur, Oklahoma (80 miles south of Oklahoma City), collaborating for the first time with The Chickasaw Nation to present screenings and filmmaker discussions to the local community. Directors Asif Kapadia (Senna) and Rachel Perkins (Bran Nue Dae) will attend the Oklahoma program to participate in post-screening audience Q&A’s, panels, and moderated discussions. Senna is the thrilling story of the legendary charismatic Brazilian motor-racing driver Ayrton Senna. Director Asif Kapadia joins the program via London, UK. Bran Nue Dae uses a comedic approach and the musical form to redefine the Aboriginal experience. Rachel Perkins, an indigenous filmmaker from Australia, will also participate on a panel discussing Perspectives on Indigenous Filmmaking with Sundance Institute alumni filmmakers (to be announced) and moderated by Bird Runningwater, the Director of Sundance Institute’s Native American and Indigenous Program.

    In addition, just prior to the kick-off of FILM FORWARD in Sulphur, Sundance Institute will be presenting the Native American and Indigenous Program Summit hosted by Bird Runningwater, for more information please email Owl Johnson at [email protected]

    FILM FORWARD will screen seven films over two days. All events are free and open to the public, taking place at the Chickasaw Cultural Center reaching students, indigenous filmmakers, the local film industry, and the general public through screenings, Q&As, panels, and filmmaker roundtables.

    Note: Due to last minute scheduling conflicts, Bran Nue Dae actress Ningali Josie Lawford will attend in place of Rachel Perkins.

    Schedule Of Events

    All events are free and open to the public unless noted.  All events will take place at the Chickasaw Cultural Center, 867 Charles Cooper Memorial Road, Sulphur, OK  73086.  Schedule subject to change.

    Thursday, September 6:
    6:00pm: FILM FORWARD Opening Reception (Private event)

    Friday, September 7:
    10:00am: Perspectives on Indigenous Filmmaking
    Enjoy a panel discussion moderated by Bird Runningwater with comments from Indigenous filmmakers Sterlin Harjo, Jason Asenap, and Ningali Lawford 

    11:00am: BRAN NUE DAE
    Screening followed by Q&A with actress Ningali Lawford

    1:00pm: Meet the Filmmakers Brown Bag Lunch
    Meet and converse with director  Asif Kapadia and actress Ningali Lawford during an informal lunch

    2:00pm: SENNA
    Screening followed by Q&A with director Asif Kapadia

    4:00pm: ON THE ICE

    6:00pm: BUCK

    8:00pm: BEGINNERS

    Saturday, September 8:
    10:00am: Perspectives on Independent Filmmaking
    Enjoy a panel discussion moderated by Bird Runningwater with comments from filmmakers Asif Kapadia, Ningali Lawford, and a representative from the Oklahoma Film Commission 

    11:00am: SENNA
    Screening followed by Q&A with director Asif Kapadia

    1:00pm: Meet the Filmmakers Brown Bag Lunch
    Meet and converse with director  Asif Kapadia and actress Ningali Lawford during an informal lunch

    2:00pm: BRAN NUE DAE
    Screening followed by Q&A with actress Ningali Lawford

    4:00pm: SOMEWHERE BETWEEN

    6:00pm: ANOTHER EARTH

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  • Program Collaborators

    Chickasaw Cultural Center
    The Mission of the Chickasaw Cultural Center is:

    • To capture the essence of Chickasaw culture
    • To revitalize and share Chickasaw culture and traditions through cultural demonstrations, and community outreach activities
    • To preserve, protect, and add to Chickasaw history through archives, collections, and research
    • To provide educational opportunities to the Chickasaw people
    • To share the unique Chickasaw culture with the world.
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